Well spotted Traralgon
Well it seems our serial fakers have expanded from forging Australia and NWPI 'OS' perfins and overprints, to crude regumming.
No-one with a brain would be fooled by the 5/- Bridge, and I can see it is regummed from the FRONT, so gawd know what the reverse looks like. He has a bunch of regummed Roos as well right now. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5-Green-1932-Harbour-Bridge-Superb-Stamp-MUH-Nice-Centring-/33069148748
I understand a couple of members via relativeās accounts have snipe bids in, to secure several of these items, in order to pass them on to APTA/Police etc, then send back for refund.
This must be account number FIFTY these crooks have started ā near all the others have been closed down forever, via member and APTA reports, so they just do not learn that ebay are not as dumb as they take them for. Even the Bunnies on ebay are at last waking up that āPrivateā sellers of stamps in Australia means one thing ā heaps of FAKES, FAKES, FAKES.
So their dodgy material is now often selling for less than, or as much as it costs them. BUT sadly dragging down the value of YOUR genuine copies in the process.
So ALL collectors should take 5 minutes to report these idiots to get them closed down once again. āPeople Power.ā
These crooks ALWAYS set themselves up as āPrivateā as their shill bidding is harder to detect, but reporting obvious shill bidding to ebay, and linking them to the dozens of other closed accounts usually gets them closed down.
No other ebay Australia sellers except for these clowns use āPrivateā sales it seems, so talk about make yourself look obvious.
NEVER bid on ANYTHING on ebay when you can see from feedback, a vast string of āprivateā sales.
They have got totally desperate in recent times as Traralgon has shown, and are selling bodgy material under this resurrected fake handle now, that their other 2 recently exposed fake handles were offering in recent weeks, and shill bidding on.
Both those accounts they immediately hid all feedback for, so that the schmuks who bought fakes off them could not be contacted to seek refunds.
As can be seen ānsb13579ā and āunistampsā have just locked up shop totally in panic, and totally hidden all feedback and buyers - http://feedback.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=nsb13579&ftab=AllFeedbackhttp://feedback.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=unistamps&ftab=AllFeedback
ebay now have set up a fast new portal JUST to report suspected sellers of forged stamps and perfins and regums at - http://www.tinyurl.com/ebayfakes
- there is space for 10,000 characters in your reply, so all the relevant info can be added. Unlike most ebay complaint forms that allow 100 characters etc.
Report these current re-gums and point out this current handle is selling material that was offered in recent weeks by 2 of their other accounts - ānsb13579ā and āunistampsā. i.e. all 3 accounts are the same seller ā ALL selling fakes like crazy.
Selling regummed stamps at $100s more than their true worth breaches ebay's fake stamps policy. It is also FRAUD in the eyes of Police.
Ebay hate duplicate accounts and shill accounts, and can readily ID the matches via their software.
5 or 10 verified reports on any seller and they act.
Ebay ALSO have a "report auction" button on each current lot. To use in ADDITION to the link above.
If folks click that, forged stamps are one of the report options you see.
If enough ebay lots are reported by enough members, the seller will get a stern warning, lots cancelled, and/or yet another swag of banned accounts.
Letās get those reports in please folks.